New from Colossal Books:

Bill Brown, You Should've Heard Just What I Seen: Collected Newspaper Articles 1981-1984.

Monday, September 13, 2010


In October 2010, Colossal Books of Cincinnati, Ohio, will publish Bill Brown's You Should've Heard Just What I Seen: Collected Newspaper Articles, 1981-1984. The second book by Bill that Colossal has published (the first one was American Colossus: the Grain Elevator, 1843-1943), this one brings together virtually all of the articles he wrote for The Michigan Daily, The Ann Arbor News, The Metro Times, and The Michigan Voice. A prolific writer who, as he says, "wanted to be the new Lester Bangs," Bill wrote about whatever national touring act was in town (Prince, the Gap Band, Ozzy Osbourne, Adam Ant, Ornette Coleman, the World Saxophone Quartet, et al), as well as all of the local bands in the Ann Arbor area (Destroy All Monsters, The Cult Heroes, Nonfiction, and the State, among many others). A veritable encyclopedia of Ann Arbor in the early 1980s, You Should've Heard Just What I Seen is 376 pages long and divided into National Acts, Local Bands, Record Reviews, Book Reviews, and Film/Video Reviews.